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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 5, 2016
Richard S. Hartuniam
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Michael Barnett

Plattsburgh Man Admits Illegally Possessing Firearm

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Marc T. Woodley, age 32, of Plattsburgh, New York, pled guilty today to illegally possessing a firearm.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division; and Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot.

Woodley admitted that he illegally possessed a Mossberg shotgun on June 22, 2015 after he called police to report a burglary at his apartment in Plattsburgh. Responding Plattsburgh Police officers found nearly a pound of marijuana and the shotgun in Woodley’s bedroom. A further search of Woodley’s apartment revealed multiple smoking devices and a digital scale. As a user of a controlled substance, Woodley was prohibited from possessing the Mossberg shotgun.

As a result of his conviction, Woodley faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years when he is sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby on April 6, 2017. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by the Plattsburgh Police Department and the ATF, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.


New York Field Division